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Job Centre promotes 650 jobs in May as unemployment falls again

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Wednesday 29 June 2022

The Job Centre promoted 650 jobs in May, more than any other month in the last four years, as unemployment fell to the lowest level since November 2018.

The total number of people unemployed in Guernsey fell to 284 at the end of May 2022, a reduction of eight from the previous month.

The number of people who were in work and claiming additional financial support was 289, a reduction of 16 from the previous month.

A number of training schemes and placements were run through the Job Centre to support people into employment. At the end of May there were 52 people on training schemes such as Work to Benefit, Kickstart and placements with the third sector.

The number of new claims for employment and income-related benefits increased slightly, with 21 new claims made, compared with 19 in the previous month.

Deputy Peter Roffey, President of the Committee for Employment & Social Security, said:

'Seeing unemployment fall to the lowest level in three and a half years is a great achievement. The Job Centre continues to promote many exciting job opportunities across a wide variety of industries. If you are looking for work, or perhaps additional hours, take a look at the jobs available at gov.gg/jobcentrevacancies or contact the team at the Job Centre on 01481 222516, who will be more than happy to help.'

These figures are a snapshot taken at the start of June 2022.

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